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Sports-related Injuries by Dr. Jordan Sudberg

25 Apr 2022, 07:42 GMT+10

Engaging in physical activity has lots of health benefits to provide.

Sometimes, especially when people overdo it or don't correctly exercise or warm up. These benefits come with costs: injuries from sports.

Dr. Jordan Sudberg explains the term 'sports injury' in its broadest sense, is a reference to the types of injuries that commonly happen during exercises or sports. A few sports injuries arise from accidents while others occur as a result of poor training inadequate equipment or fitness levels or inadequate warm-up and stretching.

This includes bones, muscles ligaments, tendons, and ligaments.

Preventing sports injury

Fortunately, even if there are chronic or acute instances, the majority of sports-related injuries. You are able to resume the previous levels of physical activity following an injury. Additionally, is that many injuries to sports can be avoided by taking the appropriate precautions.

Common Ligament Injuries

Ligaments make up the fibrous and slightly stretchy connective tissue that holds one bone to the other in the body. They are responsible for stabilizing the joint, they ensure that bones can are in alignment. They are extremely susceptible to injuries. They also regulate your range of movement of joints. They prevent your elbow from turning inwards, but they also aid to complete the intricate coordinated actions required for sports.

Dr. Jordan Sudberg said Ligaments are composed of connective tissue that is dense and composed of a protein component called collagen. The arrangement of collagen fibers gives the ligament its tensile strength.

Another purpose of ligaments is to provide input from the brain.

Causes of ligament injuries

In a game of collision, like football, this can be caused by players who are not in the game, and when an athlete hits his foot on the turf, the entire body weight falls on one joint. The force causes injury to the joint capsule as well as ligaments.

Knee Injuries

Injuries to the knee are among the most frequent ligament injuries.


  • Extending the knee too far
  • The engine suddenly stops when you are running
  • There is a sudden shift of weight between one foot and the next

Symptoms - in general:

  • The pain, which is often abrupt and intense
  • A loud snap or pop in the course of injury
  • Swelling
  • There is a feeling of looseness within the joint
  • Inability to support the point without discomfort

Common Ligament Injuries:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Anterior talofibular ligament tear (in an ankle joint).
  • Anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL injury (located in the rear of the knee).
  • Lateral collateral ligament, or LCL injured (located on the outside of the knee).

Ligament Injury Symptoms:

  • Joints is a little tender or painful when weight is put on them
  • Swelling
  • Pain


The degree of the injury is contingent on the severity of injury (whether the tear is limited or total) and the number of ligaments involved. A slight sprain occurs when the ligament is stretched or slightly torn.

Risk Factors for Sports Injury

There are a variety of factors that can increase the chances to sustain an injury to your muscles within your leg such as:

  • Tightness in the muscles. Tight muscles are more susceptible to stress. Everyday stretching exercises will decrease athletes' chance of experiencing muscle tightness.
  • Your body is not in top shape. Inactive, weak muscles are less able to handle the demands of exercise and thus are more prone to injuries. Be careful not to exceed your limits when you run. Be careful.
  • Muscle imbalance. Is one muscle group more powerful than the opposing group? This imbalance could result in an injury. It is most often the case with muscles of the hamstring, which can get tired faster than more powerful muscles in the calf.
  • Muscle fatigue. The ability to absorb energy is diminished in muscles, which makes them more prone to injuries.
  • Sports Injury Management - RICER

    According to Dr. Jordan Sudberg It's a sprain, or a twist, using R.I.C.E.R. will be helpful as a primary treatment option.

    It is believed that the R.I.C.E.R. rule (Rest Ice Compression, Elevation Referral) can help in It stops any further injuries to the injured body part, right after the injury. If applied promptly and properly, R.I.C.E.R. can significantly reduce the time to recover.

    Be quick Fast: The most crucial period to treat acute sports injuries is during the first 24 to 48 hours following they occur. The damage to soft tissue occurs in the form of muscles muscle blood vessels bursting, which results in the body part that has been injured beginning to increase in size. The rise in blood volume within the region may cause swelling and edema. This is best avoided.

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